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September 16th

David Hierholzer

September 16, 2013

    David Hierholzer, 74, died Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Woodcrest Nursing Center in Decatur.
    Among survivors are many cousins.
    Hierholzer was preceded in death by his father, Egbert Hierholzer; mother, Alma M. (Will) Hierholzer; and brother, Lester H. Hierholzer.
    Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 18 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 7321 E. St. Rd. 67 in Bryant.
    Funeral services to follow, also at the church.

Richard A. Hill

September 16, 2013

    Richard A. "Rick" Hill, 63, Decatur, died Saturday, September 14, 2013 at his residence.
    Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

September 12th

Ronald Leroy Smith

September 12, 2013

     Editor's Note:  In the Wednesday edition of the Democrat the name of Pam and Steph Smith were inadvertently placed next to the wrong spouse. We apologize for this confusion. Here is a corrected obituary for Ronald Leroy Smith.

Dwight L. Brunner

September 12, 2013

    Dwight L. "Dewey" Brunner, 72, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
    He was born in Decatur on March 27, 1941 to the late Lester and Ethel (Bunner) Brunner.
    Dwight was a dedicated, hardworking employee at Zollner Pistons, retiring after many faithful decades of service.

Mae M. Frauhiger

September 12, 2013

    Mae M. Frauhiger, 82, of Bluffton, passed away at 3:45 a.m. on September 11, 2013.
    She was born February 17, 1931, to the late Howard and Hazel (Blair) Mowery in Wells County.
    Mae married Jerry E. Frauhiger on December 28, 1956 in Bluffton; he survives.
    A 1949 graduate of Bluffton High School, Mae co-owned Happy's Place Tavern in Berne with her husband for 23 years.

Ralph "Ed" Langston

September 12, 2013

    Ralph "Ed" Langston, 60, of Piqua, Ohio, died at 8:26 a.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Piqua Manor Nursing Home.
    He was born July 12, 1953 in Piqua to Richard Langston and the late Esther B. (McGillvary) Langston of Piqua. He married Janice M. Matchett; and she survives.

Claudine Trotter Mansfield

September 12, 2013

     Claudine Trotter Mansfield, 91, of Decatur, passed away Monday, September 9, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
    She was born September 25, 1921, in Birmingham, Ala., to the late Benjamin and Myrtle (Glenn) Trotter. She married the late John P. Sr. on December 17, 1944.    

Genevieve Reiter Wiehe

September 12, 2013

    Genevieve Reiter Wiehe, 81, of New Haven died Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
    Genevieve was born in Fort Wayne to the late Paul and Marie (Bultemeier) Reiter.
    She graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School and was an active member of Martini Lutheran Church and the Concordia Alumni Association. She was an administrative assistant at ITT Corp. for over 35 years.

September 11th

Dwight L. Brunner

September 11, 2013

    Dwight L. "Dewey" Brunner, 72, of Decatur, died Tuesday at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
    Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.

Helen L. Cooper

September 11, 2013

    Helen L. Cooper, 58, of Decatur passed away at 2:41 a.m. on  Tuesday, September 10, 2013, on U.S. Hwy 33 in Decatur.
    She was born in Dull Town, Ohio, on Monday, September 13, 1954, to William Kahn and the late Laura (Germann) Kahn.
    She married the late Jerry Cooper on November 14, 1986. He passed away in January 2009.
    Helen and her husband, Jerry, farmed in Van Wert County and operated Horse Around Town Carriage Rides in Van Wert.

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